Propaganda & Misinformation

Propaganda

What constitutes a good fake is how well it resembles the real thing**

  • Information should always be accurate and either free of bias or making note of its own bias. Information also needs to be useful for a given purpose to have value.

Propaganda may easily be based in fact, but facts represented in such a way as to influence the reader.

Misinformation
Misinformation always refers to something which is not true.
One of the most popular forms of misinformation on the Internet, especially email, is the passing along of urban legends. Urban legends are fabricated or untrue stories that are passed along by sincere people who believe them...and feel the need to inform" others.

Example:
“Have you heard the one about med school students stealing organs?**http://www.snopes.com/ (urban legends).